Recycling lesson

Golden Grove Primary School pupils learnt about recycling on Monday. From left, are Ethan Hermanus, Angela Raynardt from Mpact, Kyle Terblanche, Mrs South Africa finalist Amber Denae Wright, Romy Adriaan, Ilyaas Ryklief and teacher Jessica Ball.

Mrs South African finalist Amber Denae Wright visited Golden Grove Primary School in Rondebosch on Monday to teach pupils about recycling.

“Mrs South Africa has given me a platform to promote recycling, which is something that I am passionate about Because I am a scuba diver and a game ranger, and I spend a lot of time in nature, I am passionate about the bush, animals and recycling is going to help the planet,” said Ms Wright.

She encouraged pupils to take newspapers, cardboard, magazines, clear and blue plastic bottles, juice and milk cartons and old telephone directories to their school for recycling.

Chip and sweet wrappers, tissues, fruit peels and pencil sharpenings weren’t suitable for recycling, she said.

Grade 4 teacher, Jessica Ball, welcomed Ms Wright’s visit to the school and said recycling offered incentives for the pupils.

“We run a recycling competition between the grades that encourages them to recycle at home and bring their recycling to school. The two winning classes receive a trophy in assembly each Monday,” said Ms

“Recycling is just going to help our planet. I would like my kids and grandchildren to enjoy our Earth as I was able to,” said Ms Wright.

Ms Wright will leave for Johannesburg for her final preparations tomorrow. The pageant will take place at the Emperors Palace and will screened on SABC 3, on Sunday November 11, at 7 pm.